U.S. judge sentences Oath Keepers founder to 18 years in prison for seditious conspiracy

FILE PHOTO: Oath Keepers militia founder Stewart Rhodes poses during an interview session in Eureka, Montana, U.S. June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge sentenced the founder of the far-right militant Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes to 18 years in prison on Thursday for seditious conspiracy and other crimes related to the U.S. Capitol attack, after a defiant Rhodes stood before him and insisted he was a “political prisoner.”


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